Samsung is adding Microsoft applications and services, including Office 365, to its Android smartphones and tablets in a bid to boost their business appeal.
The deal will see Samsung preinstall OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on a variety of devices, and create a custom Office 365 and Samsung Knox Business Pack.
Corporate devices will also have access to Business, Business Premium and Enterprise versions of Office 365 alongside Knox.
The Knox platform is based on the US National Security Agency's Security Enhanced Linux technology.
It is designed to offer IT managers similar sandboxing powers to those on the BlackBerry Balance, creating separate encrypted work and personal areas on devices.
Knox also offers certificate management, VPN+ and enterprise mobility management services.
Samsung will offer a custom "set up service" for business Galaxy buyers designed to help them get the most out of Knox.
Samsung executive vice president SangChul Lee described the move as a key step in the firm's bid to conquer the enterprise handset market.
"Our goal is to meet the ever-evolving needs of consumers and business customers and give them more power to discover new mobile experiences," he said.
"We believe our suite of premium mobile products, coupled with Microsoft's productivity services, will offer users the mobility they need in their personal and business life."
Microsoft executive vice president Peggy Johnson was equally positive about the partnership, claiming it as a key part of the firm's "cloud first" business strategy.
"Great things happen when you converge services and devices. Our partnership with Samsung is emblematic of our efforts to bring the best of Microsoft's productivity services to everyone, on every device, so people can be productive wherever, however and whenever they want," she said.
The news follows legal action between Microsoft and Samsung. Samsung accused Microsoft in November 2014 of breaking the two firms' Business Collaboration Agreement with its purchase of Nokia, claiming that it makes Microsoft a direct hardware competitor.
Samsung is one of many firms trying to secure Android for enterprise use. Google rolled out a wealth of security and management features during its 2014 Android Lollipop update.
Google also released its Android for Work business platform and productivity suite in February.
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